by Nora Jacobs, APR
Have you been thinking about going for your APR?
The APR – Accredited in Public Relations – is awarded to individuals who have gone through a rigorous process to demonstrate their mastery of the knowledge, skills and experience unique to the public relations profession. It consists of two steps: successfully sitting for a Panel Presentation (a one to two- hour meeting with a panel of APR colleagues to discuss your work in the profession) and passing a computerized exam focused on the topics and issues our industry deals with every day.
If getting your APR has been on your personal and professional bucket list, you’ll want to know that the Akron and Greater Cleveland PRSA chapters will be teaming up to offer a series of classes this fall specifically designed to prepare candidates for the APR testing process. Classes will focus on the subjects that form the backbone of the computerized exam and provide guidance on preparing the questionnaire and case study that serve as the centerpiece for the Panel Presentation. Classes are free to chapter members and only require the purchase of one textbook.
Marcus Thomas has graciously agreed to allow us to host our classes at its offices just off of I-271 at 4781 Richmond Road. Each class will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at roughly 6:30. We’ve scheduled classes for four Thursdays in September and October as follows:
- September 12
- September 26
- October 10
- October 24
Classes will be led by Nora Jacobs APR and Christian Hunter APR. If you want more information, or would like to join us this fall as you prepare to take your APR, contact Nora at firstname.lastname@example.org (216-321-7774), or Christian at HunterComm1@yandex.com (216-470-0623).